A hallmark is the artisan’s signature that authenticates the quality of the materials used to make an object (here, 925 sterling silver) and guarantees their origin. Hallmarking is obligatory legal procedure used by customs and the state.
The creation of a hallmark requires a solid blow, applied using a hammer and a deep breath, a procedure in total juxtaposition with its creation, which is extremely cautious. The hallmark is the birth certificate of the object, its deliverance.
First start by punching and then move on to sanding. The day is organised around precise exercises, priorities, assembly stages and drying times… Amongst these rituals, one mustn’t forget high tea (le goûter), the aperitif, and the dominical chicken. Ritual allows each moment to be celebrated and for pleasure to be taken in the instant. Respect the elegance of rituals: a rare gift.